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21:33 Apr 24, 2005
English to Russian translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
English term or phrase:hinge back
"As a company, we have always listened to what service people have told us, so our aim has always been to make maintenance as simple to do as possible.” Looking at the main hydraulic valve blocks, he pointed out the way in which they have been positioned on the excavator body, not the boom, for easy access. “The surrounding radiators and body panels can all be **hinged back**,” he explained, “and the whole area is lit properly so that service personnel are generally out of the weather, and can see what they are doing".
Explanation: На самом деле, никаких петель там нет - петли ставят на дверях. Просто деталь имеет ушки или отверстия и станавливается на оси, прикрепленной к другой детали, а также имеет фиксатор, освобождаемый для откидывания.
Hinge - general term defining a pivotal or hinge joint.
Боюсь, что выбор мой будет непопулярным, и всё же ... "Выполнены откидными на шарнирах" sounds just right, at least to me. Леонид, Владимир - спасибо большое за помощь. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer